Mt Gambier old yard deathnell starts

 
  MD Chief Commissioner

Location: Canbera
The biggest problem with the Rail freight industry is actually getting them to take your freight to where you need it to go.
In my previous employment, I tried to send a large number of caravans by rail from Alice Springs to Canberra, and being a rail fan
I tried my hardest to use rail.
No interest whatsover, they all went by road.

Just how many Rail fans actually ever send any freight by rail?
The road freight industry will take anything from anywhere to anywhere else, and they cooperate with each other.
The rail freight industry wont.

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  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
With the Mt Gambier rail yard redevelopment nearing completion, it's worth noting that removal of the line between Pick Ave and White Ave will occur, most likely, next year. The existing track will make way for a shared bike/walking rail trail through the city and link with the new rail yard redevelopment.
  jm1941 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mount Gambier
With the Mt Gambier rail yard redevelopment nearing completion, it's worth noting that removal of the line between Pick Ave and White Ave will occur, most likely, next year. The existing track will make way for a shared bike/walking rail trail through the city and link with the new rail yard redevelopment.
simont141
The opening of the redeveloped Mt Gambier station rail yard last Sunday 15th November 2015 bought out a big crowd on the day.


Pic-1. Looking over Wehl Street old tracks were left the main line from the Junction, Xover from loco & new yard, track on right was entrance to the shed & loading yard. The whole area is now called "THE RAIL"



below Pic-2.  Water Feature at the Wehl Street end of the once old yard.




below Pic-3. This was the main line into and through station.
The signal cabin now a toilet block.



below Pic-4.  Ramps built on what was the main line into station.
Looking towards  Wehl Street (Adelaide End)



below Pic-5. Ramps built on what was the main line near station.
Looking from station towards Bay road (Portland End).



below Pic-6. Overview of the crowd looking towards the Wehl Street end of the redevelopment.
Signal cabin and station on left, the only items left of the old Mt Gambier Station yard.


Hard to believe one once shunted around this whole area from 1970 to 1993.  
Many good memories of those great rail days, much missed..  


Regards
Johnny

  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks John.
Good to see that you are still around even if rail at the Mount is not.
Regards
YM
  jm1941 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mount Gambier
Thanks John.
Good to see that you are still around even if rail at the Mount is not.
Regards
YM
YM-Mundrabilla
Yes still upright, at times only just. Very quiet life nowadays.

Just uploaded the "The Yard" Mt Gambier last pics onto my webpages, if one cares to check em out.  HERE

Regards,
John
  ParkesHub Chief Commissioner

That's what happens when you put the fox in charge of the chicken coop.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
While I imagine that most of us here would prefer the rail to still be in use, the reconstruction looks like it's yielded a nice public space.

Thanks for the photos (and your whole site!) John.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks John.
Good to see that you are still around even if rail at the Mount is not.
Regards
YM
Yes still upright, at times only just. Very quiet life nowadays.

Just uploaded the "The Yard" Mt Gambier last pics onto my webpages, if one cares to check em out.  HERE

Regards,
John
jm1941
Thanks John
The parkland looks good - we would have sold ever last square inch of the yard to our developer mates to build cardboard shoebox houses.
Regards
YM

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